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1. A driver making eye contact with you:
Means that they see you.
Will never happen.
Does not mean that they will properly yield to you.
Guarantees that they will properly yield to you.

You should never count on eye contact to guarantee that a driver will yield to you. It is not uncommon for drivers to look directly at a motorcyclist but fail to consciously notice them.

2. When braking on a slippery surface, you should:
Use both the front and rear brakes.
Use abrupt pressure on the front brake to prevent locking the front tire.
Only use the rear brake.
Use either brake, but use only one brake.

When riding on slippery surfaces, you should use both brakes to slow down. Squeeze the brake lever gradually to avoid locking the front wheel and use gentle pressure on the rear brake.

3. An approved helmet:
Allows the wearer to see as far to the sides as is necessary for safe riding.
Looks good.
Does not have a chin strap.
Protects the wearer's hearing.

While some people believe that a helmet will limit their vision, this is not the case. Any U.S. Department of Transportation-approved helmet will allow the wearer to see as far as is needed for safe riding.

4. On a motorcycle, a horn:
Is useless.
Usually cannot be heard by others.
Can be used to get someone’s attention quickly.
Should not be used.

Your horn can be a useful tool if you need to get someone's attention quickly. However, because a motorcycle's horn is not as loud as a car's, other drivers may not notice that you are sounding your horn. You should never rely only on your horn to deal with a hazard.

5. A skidding rear tire:
Is not serious.
Eliminates your ability to change direction.
Will usually correct itself.
Is only a concern if the front tire is also skidding.

A skidding rear tire is a dangerous condition that can result in a violent crash and serious injury or death. Too much rear brake pressure can cause the rear wheel to lock. As soon as the rear wheel locks, your ability to change direction is lost. To regain control, the brake must be released.

6. A motorcyclist is well-protected if they are wearing:
A jacket that allows the arms to be exposed.
Boots with tall heels.
Leather gloves.
Shoes that stop below their ankle.

For your protection while riding, it is best to wear a jacket and pants that cover your arms and legs completely. Boots or shoes should be tall and sturdy enough to cover and support your ankles. Footwear should have low heels that will not catch on the foot pegs or rough road surfaces. Gloves made of leather or another durable material will help protect your hands in the event of a crash while providing you with an improved grip on the controls.

7. A major effect of alcohol consumption is:
Heightened riding abilities.
The slowing down of bodily functions.
Increasing nervousness.
Increasing alertness.

Alcohol is a depressant. It slows down and impairs bodily functions, both physical and mental.

8. More than half of all crashes:
Occur at speeds greater than 35 mph.
Happen at night.
Are caused by worn tires.
Involve riders who have operated the involved motorcycle for less than six months.

More than half of all motorcycle crashes involve riders with less than six months of experience on the motorcycle being used.

9. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, it is best to:
Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually.
Gradually apply your brakes.

Do not try to accelerate out of a wobble because doing so will only make the motorcycle more unstable. Instead, grip the handlebars firmly, slow down by gradually closing the throttle, move your weight as far forward and downward as possible, and pull off the road as soon as you can. Avoid applying the brakes, as this may also worsen the wobble.

10. When slowing or stopping, you should use both brakes:
Only if the pavement is wet.
Only when riding in the city.
Every time.

You can achieve maximum stopping power by using both the front and rear brakes. You should use both brakes every time you slow or stop.

11. You have been drinking alcohol. If you wait an hour for each drink before riding your motorcycle:
You cannot be arrested for drinking and riding.
Your riding skills will not be affected.
Side effects from the drinking may still remain.
You will be okay as long as you ride slowly.

On average, the body can eliminate the alcohol content of about one drink per hour. However, some alcohol may accumulate in the body even if a person consumes only one drink per hour. Their abilities and judgment can still be impaired.

12. A face shield:
Provides protection for the eyes and face.
Is not recommended.
Is required.
Does not protect the face as well as goggles.

A plastic, impact-resistant face shield provides the greatest degree of protection for a wearer's eyes and face. Eyeglasses or sunglasses are not an adequate substitute. In Vermont, you are not legally required to wear eye or face protection if your motorcycle has a windshield, though it is recommended.

13. When you are being passed by a vehicle on your left, you should:
Help the other driver by moving as far to the right as possible.
Help the other driver by moving to the shoulder.
Ride in the center portion of your lane.
Ride in the left portion of your lane

When being passed, it is best to ride in the center portion of your lane. Riding on the side nearest to the passing vehicle increases the risk of a collision. Riding on the side farthest from the passing vehicle is also dangerous because it may tempt them to merge back into your lane too soon. Stay in the center portion of the lane when being passed.

14. If you borrow a motorcycle:
Don’t worry about checking the tire pressure.
Expect it to handle the same as your own bike.
The lender will make sure the brakes work so you don't have to.
Give yourself an extra cushion of space when riding to allow more time to react.

If you borrow a motorcycle, make all of the same pre-ride safety checks that you would make on your own motorcycle. You should ride cautiously when using an unfamiliar motorcycle and allow yourself extra space when stopping.

15. It is most important to flash your brake light when:
Switching into a neutral gear.
You will be slowing suddenly.
There is a stop sign ahead.
Your signals are not working.

If a tailgater is following you too closely, it is advisable to flash your brake light before you begin to decelerate. The tailgater may be concentrating on you and may not be aware of hazards farther down the road that you are slowing to avoid.

16. If a rider in a group wants to ride faster than the others, what should the group do?
Let the rider go ahead and meet up at a designated spot later.
Speed up to accommodate the one rider.
Split up and have every rider travel as fast or as slow as they want.
Let the rider that wants to go faster lead the group.

If one member of a group wants to ride faster than the others, it is best to let them go ahead of the group and meet at a designated spot later.

17. To be effective, a face shield should not:
Be free of scratches.
Allow clear views to both sides.
Be airtight.
Fasten securely.

An effective face shield should be free of scratches, be resistant to penetration, allow clear views to both sides, fasten securely, permit air to pass through, and provide enough space for eyeglasses or sunglasses to be worn underneath. It is important for a face shield to permit the passage of air because an airtight face shield can create fogging and make it difficult for a rider to see.

18. When riding under normal conditions, maintain a minimum following distance of:
One second.
Two seconds.
Three seconds.
Four seconds.

Under normal conditions, you should maintain a following distance of at least four seconds. Increase your following distance any time conditions are less than perfect.

19. A motorcycle operator can improve their visibility by:
Wearing darkly-colored clothing.
Turning off their headlight.
Following another vehicle very closely.
Wearing brightly-colored clothing.

To maximize your chances of being seen by other road users, you should wear brightly-colored clothing with reflective materials, use your headlight at all times, and use your signals and brake light properly.

20. A potential danger of braking too hard is:
Losing traction on one or both wheels.
Coming to a complete stop before you expect to.
Popping a tire.
Taking too long to stop.

If you over-apply your brakes, you may lose traction on one or both wheels and crash.

21. Which of the following is not a safe step in preventing fatigue while riding?
Protecting yourself from the elements
Taking artificial stimulants
Limiting the distance ridden in one day
Taking frequent breaks

When taking a long trip, be sure to schedule in frequent breaks to rest and try not to ride more than six hours in one day. Wind, cold, and rain can make you tire quickly, so be sure to dress to protect yourself from the elements. Avoid taking artificial stimulants, as the effects when they wear off can be very dangerous.

22. Why should a load be placed low on a motorcycle?
If a load is too high, it raises the center of gravity.
If a load is too high, it may interfere with the turn signals.
It may be difficult to see over a load that is placed too high.
Others can't see your load if it is low.

Placing a load too high on a motorcycle will raise the motorcycle's center of gravity and risk upsetting its balance.

23. If braking in a curve:
Only use the front brake.
It will be the same as braking on a straightaway.
You will have more traction as you lean into the curve.
You may have less traction as you lean into the curve.

It is possible to use both brakes while turning, but it must be done with great care. Some of the tires' usual traction is being used to make the turn while the motorcycle is leaning, so less traction is available for stopping.

24. When riding in a group, the best riding formation is generally:
A staggered formation.
A single-file line.
A pyramid formation.

A staggered formation is generally best when riding in a group. You should move into a single-file line when turning, riding in a curve, or entering or exiting a highway.

25. During the day, your headlight should:
Not be used.
Be used on its high beam setting.
Be used on its low beam setting.
Alternate between high beam and low beam settings.

Using your high beam headlight during the day increases the likelihood that other drivers will see you. Use your high beam headlight any time you are not riding behind or approaching other vehicles.

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